Town of Canaan, NY

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Town of Canaan Assessment Roll

To VIEW or PAY Canaan tax bills and payment status online, please click HERE

Financial Documents
2014 Financials
2016 Budget

2016 Real Property Tax Cap
2016 Real Property Tax Freeze

Message from the Town Board

Fellow Canaan Residents:

The following is our annual Town Board update including information that may impact you this year.

Town Finances
For the seventh budget in a row the Town of Canaan had either a decrease or no increase in its property tax levy.  Unlike many other municipalities, Canaan has no debt and read more

Living in Canaan

Canaan has a population of less than 1,800 in an area of 36.7 square miles on New York’s border with Massachusetts in northern Columbia County, New York.

The town of Canaan includes parts of East Chatham, the rest of which is in the town of Chatham.

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Canaan has a special program for people over 60 years of age. Seniors meet at the Town Hall every Wednesday from 11am-1pm with lunch provided by Meals on Wheels. The meeting provides many special programs and an opportunity to get to know your neighbors.

For more information call Judy @ 518-392-9053.

Home Delivered Meals

Resources – Columbia County NY Office for the Aging

Listing of organizations in the Canaan area, including churches, historical societies, recreation and more.

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The Town of Canaan offers various services and opportunities to its residents. We are served by both the Chatham Central School District and the New Lebanon Central School District, and have a fair number of local businesses around the town. Find out more by clicking here.

If you need more information about town services or volunteer opportunities, ask the Town Clerk!

Helpful Information

Senior Lunches – Wednesday 60 Plus Program

Location: Town Hall Hours/days: Wednesday, 11:00 AM-2:00PM Contact: Judy Stelling, 392-9053 Volunteer opportunities: If you are interested in helping at these weekly lunches, please contact Judy Stelling at...

EZ Pass

EZ Passes for passenger vehicles only can now be purchased at Town Hall during office hours for...

Transfer Station Permit Stickers

2015-2016 Transfer Station Permit Stickers for Canaan Residents Only are now available at Town Hall during office hours …

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